It has been a year since Japan introduced penalties for downloading pirated music and video files.

So far no one has been arrested — let alone punished with the maximum two years in prison and/or fine of up to ¥2 million that the revision to the Copyright Law now allows for.

Maybe that's because the industry is sitting pretty as hordes of one-time illegal downloaders who are now on the straight and narrow are buying bucketloads of legal "product."